Josh Macedo, also known as confusedtree, joshishollywood, badcgijosh, and potatoblade, is a 24-year-old resident of Ontario, Canada and was a member of the popular blogging site tumblr, where he reigned as Quirk-God of the Social Justice Realm, gathering thousands of notes and taking many concubines in his wake. Unfortunately, most of them weren't legal. Whoops!
—Josh, being oh so quirky and adorable.
His claim to fame was his skinny stature, sophisticated nature, bowties, and silly poses. Thanks to his gratuitous self-photography, his face is widely known across the tumblrverse. His Canada Day antics have enjoyed massive popularity, and in 2012 he inadvertently started a meme that gained tens of thousands of reblogs and was imitated hundreds of times in the span of a few hours. The meme was declared dead the following afternoon, making it open season for other websites. As if being a skinny POC fagbait pretty-boy wasn't enough to garner all of tumblr's affection, he was also an outspoken feminist who regularly called out the sexism that ran rampant on both real life and the internet. He quickly became a positive part of the social justice side of tumblr.
—Josh, telling those racists what-for.
More recently he became many tumblr users' "headcanon" face for Cecil, the narrator of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. It's undetermined why they took such a liking to him but reliable sources say it's because he's thin and non-white. As everyone on tumblr knows: if you assume a character with no description is white, you are racist. Fans jumped at the chance of creating Cecil fanart using Josh's image to represent him.
But Everything Changed When the Pedo Nation Attacked
On September 13, 2013 tumblr user 15 years old. Not long after bitsy's reveal of Josh's creepy actions, other women began to come forward with similar stories of Josh's unwanted advances, the majority being under 18. Several other chatlogs/text screencaps were posted that showed even more of Josh's extremely awkward and unrelenting flirting techniques, one of which was just sending pictures of himself masturbating without warning. Soon the dam broke entirely, and we became privy to an unfiltered look at the inner workings of a sick man.posted her chatlogs with Josh from earlier in the year when she was still
Somehow Josh failed to realize that though the age of consent in Canada was 14 prior to 2008, it has since been raised to 16. Or maybe he did know and just wanted some sweet jailbait nudes. I mean she posted a picture of her bare legs on her personal blog. She was totally asking for it.
[+]numberninedream, Josh's ex
The heart-warming story of Josh and the person he repeatedly manipulated and forced himself upon under the pretense of "dating".
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[+]envenime, the new ex
Josh, not content to be a simple child-harassing pedophile and rapist, decided to open up shop for infidelity as well.
had been dating Josh until September 13, 2013 (your guess as to what happened) and has been fighting through confusion and disgust ever since.
Release the Nudes
Shortly following the bombshell confessions, tumblr user shitstorm conditions, decided to leak the nudes he had been saving for just such an occasion, presumably not before fapping to them one last time., recognizing peak
—aubrophonia, champion of the people.
Though the fact that a few of these women were over 18 only makes him pedophile-esque, Josh's diehard feminist persona has been shattered and people have begun to question whether or not it was a front for getting pussy all along. Many of his fans abandoned him while a select few stayed on Josh's side to blame all those dirty whores for leading Josh on and ruining his good name.
Upon his return to the internet he deleted his blog and put a placeholder up that was nothing but the words "Stay neat"... along with his AdSense ad. (Hey, if you're getting attention for preying on young girls, you may as well profit from it!) Josh was heavily criticized for this by both his own friends and tumblr at large. Fortunately for him, the majority of tumblr is too goddamn stupid to use AdBlock. Everything has since been deleted but it seems to have been wiped by envenime, not Josh himself.
After the initial wave of "Josh is a creepy sexually-harassing underage-girl-using cheater pervert", a backlash formed against the backlash with the goal of standing up for him and calling his victims out as the terrible people they are. The defense force ranged from fangirls bitter that they weren't deemed worthy of Josh's cockshots to victims of rape and sexual assault jealous that they weren't getting as much attention as the women whose harassment they deemed superficial. If we've learned anything from our Lord and Savior Chris Hansen it's that victim-blaming is a real thing usually done by sexual predators and jealous bitches.
Yes, we should all open up and talk to each other about how sending naked photos to minors 9 years our junior is probably a bad idea. Think of all the headaches we could prevent if we emphasized that exposing yourself to children is wrong! Just make sure not to emphasize it as too wrong, lest we trivialize real sexual harassment. After all, this whole debacle could've been prevented if the dozen-or-so victims had just blocked him instead of making a big fuss out of it like a bunch of babies.
How To Be Succesful Like Josh
- Create a tumblr account. Tumblr is where the highest amount of impressionable young girls are concentrated these days, and you want as many victims as you can get.
- Don't hop into the social justice scene just yet! Consider taking wacky photos of yourself in silly hats, or making yourself seem more intelligent than you really are. Make references to random genres of literature. No one will bother checking to see if you know what you're talking about. Soon people will fall in love with your carefully crafted persona and swoon at the mere sight of your posts. If you're a neckbeard then this may take a while, but it can be done.
- Now is the time to gain their trust! If any of your targets is attacked in the slightest then you must quickly rush to their aid with all the impotent, passive-aggressive fury you can muster. Give off the impression that you care about them, but keep your hands firmly on your penis at all times. You will become a paragon of righteousness, and girls and women of all ages will feel safe in your presence. But you know the truth, you sick fuck.
- Once they think you give a shit, you can strike. Obtain their IM information and relentlessly harass them for nudes, fantasies, or whatever else you'd want to extort from a 15-year-old girl. You're a pedophile! The sky's the limit! They may seem reluctant at first, but keep at it. You're a salesman, you're selling sex with minors, and your dick's already in the door.
- Eventually, you will be found out. Now is the time to delete everything (except the jailbait) and skip town. Change your name and wait things out, then repeat the process. They'll forget about everything in a few months. You can keep this up forever, as long as you can live with yourself!
- Daily Dot article
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